Kohima, December 06 (NEx): Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Zunheboto celebrated “World Soil Health Day” along with SBI, Mokokchung under the theme “Keep Soil Alive Protect Soil Diversity” on December 05, 2020 at KVK, Lumami office, Lumami, Nagaland University.
A press release from the university said that Dr. Visakho Shunyu, ACTO, Agronomy welcomed all the participants and spoke on the importance of Soil Health Day Celebration. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Chaurasia Sr. Scientist and Head, KVK spoke on the importance of soil testing and measures to be taken to keep our soil alive and preserve our soil biodiversity.
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Mr. Chinlianthang Ngaihte from SBI, Mokochung spoke on the importance of soil heath day and gave advice regarding the different schemes which can be availed by the farmers.
It also said that a total of 500 soil health cards were supposed to be provided to different villages of three blocks in Zunheboto district, however, due to COVID-19, only a small group of farmers from Lumami Village were able to attend.
Later, the Chief manager and Manager of Mokokchung along with the Sr. Scientist and Head visited the KVK, demonstration farm, informed the press release.